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Re: Any ideas what fuel economy will be for this pig?

That MPG is obviously a joke guys geez
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Re: Any ideas what fuel economy will be for this pig?

I am unclear why there is even a thread regarding mpg at all for an SUV with a 6.4L motor.

If you are worried about MPG - this rig aint for you.
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No disrespect, but I'm so sick and tired of the "if you are worried about gas mileage than this isn't the automobile for you" statements. If that's truly the mindset for most people out there, then I guess it could also be said that "if you're only concerned about speed, then this isn't the automobile for you". YES, this is a performance automobile, but it's also got a big back seat and sizable cargo area (not to mention towing ability) that adds a lot of size and weight. Many of us want the Grand Cherokee SRT8 because it's a performance automobile AND a "do it all" daily driver, which is why MPG's come into the equation for many of us. I think just about all of us are ready for poor gas mileage in exchange for performance, but give pause at insanely terrible gas mileage while gas prices are heading for the $5.00 per gallon mark.
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No disrespect, but I'm so sick and tired of the "if you are worried about gas mileage than this isn't the automobile for you" statements. If that's truly the mindset for most people out there, then I guess it could also be said that "if you're only concerned about speed, then this isn't the automobile for you". YES, this is a performance automobile, but it's also got a big back seat and sizable cargo area (not to mention towing ability) that adds a lot of size and weight. Many of us want the Grand Cherokee SRT8 because it's a performance automobile AND a "do it all" daily driver, which is why MPG's come into the equation for many of us. I think just about all of us are ready for poor gas mileage in exchange for performance, but give pause at insanely terrible gas mileage while gas prices are heading for the $5.00 per gallon mark.
Agreed 100%
If the srt-8 really did get 5 mpg city which im sure that the above image is just a joke, then it would render it useless as any sort of a daily driver unless you enjoy having your car cost as much as a taxi cab to drive around in.
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Re: Any ideas what fuel economy will be for this pig?

Im not too far off with the 5 MPG window sticker. LOL (7mpg here)
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Re: Any ideas what fuel economy will be for this pig?

The previous model Challenger SRT8 with the 6.1L and 5 speed automatic was rated at 13 city / 19 highway (15 combined) MPG while the previous model Grand Cherokee SRT8 with the 6.1L and the 5 speed automatic was rated as good as 12 city / 16 highway (13 combined) MPG in 2010.

The NEW Challenger SRT8 with the 6.4L and 5 speed automatic is rated at 14 city / 22 highway (16 combined) MPG so I'm GUESSING that the 2nd generation Grand Cherokee SRT8 with the 6.4L and the 5 speed automatic will be around 12 city / 18 highway (14 combined) MPG thanks to the new cylinder deactivation from the new engine despite the additional overall weight / power.

It should be even better if they drop that 8 speed automatic in it next year... (which is what I'm waiting / hoping for)

See previous fuel economy ratings HERE
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Re: Any ideas what fuel economy will be for this pig?

Ok lets be honest here. Its a performance SUV, and once you get it you will be driving it a little harder than you would your regular vehicle. And even if you drive it somewhat normal, lol, you wont get that good of mileage anyways.


MPG really shouldnt be a worry when buying this vehicle.


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MPG really shouldnt be a worry when buying this vehicle.
Poor MPG's literally means watching more cash vaporize. If money isn't a concern, then the sticker price of a new Grand Cherokee SRT8 with poor MPG's aren't a concern. If money IS a concern (and it is for most of us), then the purchase of a new Grand Cherokee SRT8 with poor MPG's IS a concern. "Unfortunately", the lower sticker price when compared to other comparable performance SUV's puts the Grand Cherokee SRT8's sticker price in the "I think I can swing that but the MPG's might kill me" category for many people. It really comes down to what an individual is comfortable with when he / she weighs all of the pros or cons.
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Poor MPG's literally means watching more cash vaporize. If money isn't a concern, then the sticker price of a new Grand Cherokee SRT8 with poor MPG's aren't a concern. If money IS a concern (and it is for most of us), then the purchase of a new Grand Cherokee SRT8 with poor MPG's IS a concern. "Unfortunately", the lower sticker price when compared to other comparable performance SUV's puts the Grand Cherokee SRT8's sticker price in the "I think I can swing that but the MPG's might kill me" category for many people. It really comes down to what an individual is comfortable with when he / she weighs all of the pros or cons.
Then this is not the vehicle for you if MPG's is a concern of yours. You know full well what you are getting into before you buy this vehicle.

That 8spd transmission isn't going to make a significant difference in keeping your wallet full. LOL
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Re: Any ideas what fuel economy will be for this pig?

I'm going to agree with rob on this. Yes its a performance SUV and can you honestly say you're going to pussy-foot a vehicle capable of the speed and hp it has? No. Yea it offers the cargo and other things a daily driver is supposed to have- bit 95% of the daily drivers also don't sport a 6.1 or whatever the new one will have. So when it comes to mpgs on this and you wanting to watch your wallet- good luck with the new one. I see guys fill up every 3 days at $55+ a fill up. Do the math, if you keep posting about the mileage and what not as a concern then I hate to sound like a broken record- but its not quite the vehicle for you. Wait till 2013 anf make a SRT clone out of a penstar model.. Otherwise you're going to have to pay to play..
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Re: Any ideas what fuel economy will be for this pig?

I'm not really concerned about the mileage but rather the price of fuel!

I'm fine with paying $3/gallon and getting only 15mpg.... but when you get close to doubling that then it starts to sting.

Like I said above.... my current WJ gets crap mileage so I'm used to it. I'm just not used to $4+ per gallon.
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I'm not really concerned about the mileage but rather the price of fuel!

I'm fine with paying $3/gallon and getting only 15mpg.... but when you get close to doubling that then it starts to sting.

Like I said above.... my current WJ gets crap mileage so I'm used to it. I'm just not used to $4+ per gallon.
Well said

It really comes down to where the gas pump "sting" kicks in for each individual. If you've got more money, then you probably have a higher threshold of pain at the pump, if you've got less money, then that threshold is likely lower. Each individual needs to figure out what the threshold is for themselves, and then decide whether or not to get the gas suckin' V8. If you decide you can take it, then buy it, and drive it like you stole it

Based on my budget, I for one don't want to pay more than $100 a week on gas. If I could pickup a new Grand Cherokee SRT8 today, based on my miles per week and expected gas mileage I would guess that I would be paying around $73 per week in gas (based on current local premium gas prices), so I've got plenty of room yet before I would consider not getting one of these beasts.
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